People suffer from many diseases these days including high blood pressure. If you have this condition, this higher pressure puts extra strain on your blood vessels and heart.
Over time, this over constriction increases risk of a heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure can also cause heart and kidney disease, and is closely linked to some forms of dementia.
There are lots of natural ways to lower your blood pressure. But this exercise that we’re going to introduce today is recommended by doctors and is effective!
The Good News
But there’s been a new study, released and performed by McMaster University, which shows that people – all with hypertension and all on a statin type of medicine – can improve their blood pressure without diet or exercise changes at all.
The study involved squeezing a hand grip for 2 minutes at 30% maximum grip strength. After 4 minutes, the squeezing exercise was performed again for 2 minutes.
They did this for four times per session and sessions occurred once every other day. Their systolic pressure dropped
How to Do the Handgrip Exercise
- Hold the grip in your right hand, and then squeeze it.
- Hold for at least five seconds, then release.
- Repeat as often as you can for at least 2 minutes, then rest for 2 minutes.
- Shift to your left hand and repeat the squeeze-and-hold pattern. Do this for at least two minutes.
- Continue with the process, until four complete sets are performed for each hand (for a total of 16 minutes of squeezing).
As the exercise becomes much easier, try holding your contractions for an at least a few seconds more on each hand until strength is build up.
Share this to your love ones and help let them know that there is a more effective way to reduce the risk of high blood pressure!
Source: The Hearty Soul